Gerrymandering day

Today is gerrymandering day at the Supreme Court. The court will hear cases from North Carolina and Maryland to determine whether extreme gerrymanders in redistricting are constitutional or not. In North Carolina, Republican legislators drew districts that gave them a...

No collusion, just corruption. MAGA!

The Mueller report finally dropped. The special counsel found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents or interests to influence the outcome of the election. Mueller also noted that while he did not find conclusive evidence of obstruction...

In the name of Trump

Fealty to Donald Trump requires debasing yourself. Ever since Chris Christie went from presidential frontrunner to Trump errand boy, we’ve watched a string of otherwise self-respecting Republicans embarrass themselves to stay in Trumps good graces. It’s not enough...

Tillis needs to stop the bleeding

A poll conducted by ProgressNC Action shows that North Carolinians overwhelmingly support the Mueller investigation and want Senator Thom Tillis to call for the report to be made public when it’s released. Two-thirds of voters say they’ve heard a lot about the...

Weasel

Yesterday, I wrote “We’re about to see if Thom Tillis stands by the courage of his convictions.” Well, he doesn’t. His convictions are about as firm and malleable as modelling clay.  After penning an op-ed that laid out the case for opposing Donald Trump’s...

A Tillis-Walker primary?

We’re about to see if Sen. Thom Tillis really stands by the courage of his convictions. A couple of weeks ago, he wrote an op-ed explaining why he would vote to block Trump’s emergency declaration to secure money for his border wall. Tillis laid out a plain case for...

Some unpopular opinions, if you’re a Democrat

I’ve got a bunch of unpopular opinions right now—at least it you’re a Democrat. It’s probably time I took a little abuse from my side of the aisle, so here goes.  First, I think Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should listen more and talk less. She’s a very talented...

Still struggling

Last week, the News & Observer noted what most middle-class North Carolinians know is true. Our economy may be better than it was when the Great Recession left us with almost 10% unemployment but it’s not the powerhouse that Republicans promised they’d bring...

When unintended consequences are deadly

Republicans want to see more guns in classrooms. If I had written that ten years ago, the GOP would have screamed that I was using scare tactics, just like they did when people warned that they would cut funding to public schools and universities. Today, per pupil...

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